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Acer Allegro Windows Phone says voila in France: €299 unlocked, will it come to the UK?

You’ve got to love online translations. This story coming to us by way of French blog monwindowsphone says that the Windows Phone-running Acer Allegro says “The phone will be sold bare naked [for] €299 in France” when we ran the original text through Google Translate.

Obviously they mean that it’ll be sold SIM-free and unlocked but it still raised a few sniggers from the less mature in the ranks at Recombu Towers.

The phone which we’ve heard of before under the name of the Acer W4, has a pretty standard spec list that’s complaint with Windows Phone’s minimum requirements:


  • 11.6 x 5.9 x 13mm

  • Weight 126g

  • LCD 3.6-inch WVGA (480×800)

  • Qualcomm MSM8255 processor 1GHz

  • Storage capacity of 8GB

  • 5-megapixel camera with LED flash

  • 1300mAh battery with autonomy of 6 hours talk time

  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n

  • Accelerometer

  • Proximity sensor

  • light sensor

  • accounts

  • A-GPS

The stats might be par for the course but they’re pretty respectable nonetheless. At €299, which works out at around £260 in UK money, it ought to be available for free on some pretty competitive contracts.

That said, it’s not as cheap as Nokia’s Lumia 710, priced at €270, which converts to £235 and has a slightly faster processor (1.4GHz) to boot. Jury’s out on whether this phone will be coming to the UK as well, so this could be a moot point.

We spoke to Acer UK who had “no official comment” on the availability of the Allegro/W4 over here, we’ll of course update here as soon as we get any whiff of official news.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in.

Source: Google Translate, monwindowsphone


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